UV Tattoos: A Hidden Glow
UV tattoos, also known as blacklight tattoos or glow-in-the-dark tattoos, have steadily gained attention in recent years. These unique tattoos are done using a special ink that's invisible in natural light but illuminates under ultraviolet (UV) light. As intriguing as they sound, there's a lot more to these neon delights than meets the eye.
What are UV Tattoos?
UV tattoos are created using an ink that's reactive to UV light. When exposed to such light – typically from a blacklight – the tattoo glows. In standard light settings, the tattoo is either invisible or barely discernible, depending on the type of UV ink used and any combination with standard tattoo inks.
Popularity and Appeal
The allure of having a "secret" tattoo that reveals itself under particular conditions is one of the primary reasons people opt for UV tattoos. They offer a sense of mystique, especially for those who prefer discreet tattoos but want something extraordinary.
While UV tattoos sound exciting, it's essential to ensure the UV ink's safety. Some people have reported adverse reactions to the ink, such as rashes or minor skin irritations. Before getting a UV tattoo, one should patch-test the ink to check for any allergic reactions.
Longevity and Aftercare
UV tattoos might fade quicker than regular tattoos. Their visibility can reduce over time, primarily if frequently exposed to sunlight. Aftercare for UV tattoos isn't drastically different from standard tattoo aftercare, but it's vital to limit UV light exposure initially to prevent early fading.
Using Numbing Cream
While some may opt for numbing creams to reduce the pain during the tattooing process, at Tattoo Deninie, we don't apply them. If you wish to use a numbing cream, the onus is on you. For those considering this route, 'TKTX' comes highly recommended by many. However, remember that it needs to be applied roughly an hour in advance for optimal effect.
UV tattoos provide an innovative way to express oneself through body art. They offer a unique experience, allowing for both discretion and flamboyance. However, as with any tattoo, it's crucial to research, understand the potential risks, and choose a reputable artist familiar with UV ink.